The alternate music video was released Friday (June 1), just days after BTS made history as the first Korean group to top the Billboard 200 with Love Yourself: Tear. “Fake Love” also made history, as the first song by a K-pop group to break into the top ranks of the Hot 100, where it debuted at No. 10.
The new version of “Fake Love,” as revealed in the music video, adds powerful instrumentals over the original melody of the record-breaking single. Dynamic strings, both electronic and acoustic, thumping percussion, and gritty riffs make appearances, adding rock vibes to the dramatic emo hip-pop song.
The music video offers up an extra minute of content versus the one originally released on May 18, adding some extended footage of previous scenes. It ends with a scene that shows Jungkook joining six hooded figures whose faces are hidden by Venetian masks, closing out with a haunting shot of the seven being crushed.
Within four hours of being uploaded to YouTube, the music video for the extended version has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
The surprise release came the day after BTS revealed a mysterious, astrology-inspired image teasing a variety of activities that the group will partake in during their annual anniversary event, known as BTS Festa. The group will celebrate their fifth anniversary on June 13.
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